Trimble Cityworks platform manages water assets in real time

  • July 29, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

Trimble through its Utah-based Cityworks subsidiary has released a real-time asset management product for water and wastewater utilities. Available as a subscription, it lets utilities leverage sensor data, location intelligence and analytics in their asset management strategies.
This has been achieved by combining Cityworks asset management software with Trimble’s Telog IoT recorders and the latest release of Trimble Unity remote monitoring software-as-a service (SaaS).
The Trimble and Cityworks platforms are used by thousands of water, wastewater and municipal utilities. They have been combined to create a system of action based on real-time asset data collected from Trimble’s Telog wireless, battery-powered IoT recorders.
“Trimble acquired Cityworks in October 2019 and this integration is a major milestone in our vision of creating a unique and comprehensive digital platform for transforming the way water and wastewater utilities prioritise infrastructure maintenance and construction investments,” said Alain Samaha, vice president at Trimble. “Customers can benefit from an integration that will enable them to realise improved infrastructure resilience, increased productivity and better return-on-investment associated with infrastructure construction and operation.”
A key component is the latest release of Trimble Unity Remote Monitoring v4.8 SaaS. Unity provides remote monitoring capabilities and tools, letting utilities prioritise operational resources for the areas of greatest need across their networks. The service focuses on ease of use, clear reporting and analytics while integrating seamlessly with Cityworks AMS and Operational Insights as well as Esri ArcGIS software.
The real-time remote monitoring data and configurable alarms flow from Trimble Unity into Cityworks, triggering the creation of field inspections and work orders so field crews can quickly and easily complete their assigned work. Cityworks provides a GIS-centric environment for collecting asset information, calculating business risk exposure and analysing trends based on combined historic maintenance, asset data and sensor data.
“As part of Trimble, we are excited to integrate platforms and extend to water and wastewater utilities for improving their decision-making process,” said Brian Haslam, CEO of Cityworks. “A GIS-centric and data-driven approach to asset management allows organisations to better understand their service levels, work history, emergency response and capital planning needs.”
Trimble’s real-time asset management, including the Trimble Unity Remote Monitoring v4.8 SaaS, is expected to be available this month through Cityworks, Trimble Water and authorised business partners.
Cityworks streamlines the way government agencies and utilities manage infrastructure and property by combining geographic information system (GIS) mapping technology with the business logic of asset management. Cityworks is a GIS-centric platform and leverages Esri ArcGIS technology to help manage workflow, schedule resources and prioritise activities, saving time, optimising communication and improving operational efficiency.